English Standard Version
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
King James Bible
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
American Standard Version
For surely there is a reward; And thy hope shall not be cut off.
Because thou shalt have hope in the latter end, and thy expectation shall not be taken away.
English Revised Version
For surely there is a reward; and thy hope shall not be cut off.
Webster's Bible Translation
For surely there is an end; and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The following proverb warrants us to pause here, for it opens up, as a compendious echo of Proverbs 22:17-21, a new series of proverbs of wisdom:
12 Apply thine heart to instruction,
And thine ear to the utterances of knowledge.
We may, according as we accent in למּוּסר the divine origin or the human medium, translate, offer disciplinae (Schultens), or adhibe ad disciplinam cor tuum (Fleischer). This general admonition is directed to old and young, to those who are to be educated as well as to those who are educated. First to the educator:
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
end or reward
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth."
Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
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